After every use, rinse thoroughly, then wipe the sink dry with a clean soft cloth. Wiping is the key; this will inhibit water spotting and mineral deposits in severe hard water conditions. BLANCOCLEAN, BAR KEEPERS FRIEND, FLITZ, GORDON’S MIRACLE SHINE and/or SHINEY SINKS PLUS (follow the directions on the product) are products available in hardware and grocery stores that can be used every day to protect, polish and clean your stainless steel sink.
Do not use any abrasive cleaners such as scrub pads or Steel Wool, as these products will dull and tarnish the finish.
Don’t let household cleaning agents, such as bleach, sit in your sink for a long period of time as this may ruin the finish of your sink.
Stainless steel does not rust. GORDON’S MIRACLE SHINE, FLITZ & BAR KEEPERS FRIEND are all effective at removing “surface” residue such as: tarnish, rust, lime deposits & hard water stains. Follow the directions on the bottle.
Scratches are inevitable in any sink material, including stainless steel. Over time, these scratches will become uniform with the sink’s grain.
We offer stainless steel grids to help protect the sink from scratches.
In regards to stainless steel, most minor scratches can be softened with a Scotch Brite (soft scour) pad, accompanied with a deep cleansing agent such as BAR KEEPERS FRIEND, COMET, ETC. Wet pad, apply cleansing agent, rub vigorously with the “grain” or finish of the sink (NOTE: DO NOT JUST RUB AGAINST THE GRAIN OR IN ONE AREA. YOU MUST RUB ACROSS THE ENTIRE SURFACE), then rinse thoroughly.
For severe scratches, secure a pumice rubbing compound from a hardware store, and follow the directions on the package. Note: Once the sink’s finish has been restored to your satisfaction, Allora recommends the purchase of a customized sink grid to protect the bowl